Edinburgh Trading Standards team urge caution over Fidget Spinners.

Officers from the City of Edinburgh Council's Trading Standards team are keen to issue a fresh caution about the risks Fidget Spinners can pose to young children.

These products are toys, but many have not been tested to make sure they are safe. They should bear the CE Mark, and details of importer into the EU, who must hold the relevant technical documentation.

There have been reports that parts have become detached from a number of Fidget Spinners, which could pose a choking hazard.

Of significant concern is that some light up models incorporate button cell batteries which are not secured appropriately, and can become accessible. This poses a significant risk, should children swallow the button cell batteries.

If you believe your child may have swallowed a button cell battery seek medical attention immediately. Do NOT try to make them vomit.

Trading Standards teams are visiting premises to ensure that stock is compliant.

If you have a light up fidget spinner, access to batteries must be secured using a tool (e.g. a screwdriver). Do not allow children to play with items which have unsecured access to batteries.

If you have a normal fidget spinner, do not allow children under 36 months to play with these, as some models may present a choking hazard.

If you have concerns about an item you have purchased or if you are a business and have any doubts over the stock you have purchased please contact Edinburgh's Trading Standards team on 0131 529 3030 for more information.


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